What is a Column Store Database?

A column store database is a type of database that stores data using a column oriented model.

A column store database can also be referred to as a:

  • Column database
  • Column family database
  • Column oriented database
  • Wide column store database
  • Wide column store
  • Columnar database
  • Columnar store

Column store databases are considered NoSQL databases, as they use a different data model to relational databases.

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What is a Document Store Database?

A document store database (also known as a document-oriented database, aggregate database, or simply document store or document database) is a database that uses a document-oriented model to store data.

Document store databases store each record and its associated data within a single document. Each document contains semi-structured data that can be queried against using various query and analytics tools of the DBMS.

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What is a Key-Value Database?

A key-value database (also known as a key-value store and key-value store database) is a type of NoSQL database that uses a simple key/value method to store data.

The key-value part refers to the fact that the database stores data as a collection of key/value pairs. This is a simple method of storing data, and it is known to scale well.

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What is NoSQL?

NoSQL is a term that refers loosely to a particular type of database model, or database management system (DBMS).

NoSQL is a very broad term that doesn’t refer to one particular database model. Rather, it refers to a whole variety of different models that don’t fit into the relational model.

Although NoSQL databases have been around since the 1960s, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the NoSQL approach started to pick up steam, and a whole new generation of NoSQL systems began to hit the market.

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What does ACID mean in Database Systems?

In database systems, ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) refers to a standard set of properties that guarantee database transactions are processed reliably.

ACID is especially concerned with how a database recovers from any failure that might occur while processing a transaction.

An ACID-compliant DBMS ensures that the data in the database remains accurate and consistent despite any such failures.

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SQL DROP TABLE Syntax – Listed by DBMS

This article lists the SQL DROP TABLE syntax, as implemented by various database management systems (DBMSs). The syntax is listed exactly as each vendor has listed it on their website. Click on the applicable link to view more detail about the syntax for a particular vendor.

The DBMSs covered are MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database.

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What is Oracle Database?

Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) produced by Oracle Corporation. It is one of the world’s most popular database management systems (DBMSs).

Oracle Database is often shortened to “Oracle” and sometimes “Oracle DB” or “Oracle RDBMS” (although it’s not the only product from Oracle Corporation).

Oracle Database runs on most major platforms, including Windows, UNIX, Linux and Mac OS.

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